Andre Leon Talley declined invitation to appear in The Devil Wears Prada

Andre Leon Talley declined an invitation to make a cameo in 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada.The journalist, who served as the editor-at-large at U.S. Vogue magazine from 1998 until 2013, is gearing up to release The Chiffon Trenches, a tell-all about h…

Andre Leon Talley declined an invitation to make a cameo in 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada.

The journalist, who served as the editor-at-large at U.S. Vogue magazine from 1998 until 2013, is gearing up to release The Chiffon Trenches, a tell-all about his career in the fashion industry extending back to his first job at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine in 1974.

In an excerpt of the book obtained by People magazine, Talley touches upon David Frankel’s movie, about a powerful fashion editor and her new assistant, and he revealed that he was once approached by producers about an appearance.

“Someone called me and said, ‘Would you come and audition?’ And I said, ‘No! Goodbye!'” he commented.

Based on the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger, who previously worked as a personal assistant for Anna Wintour, many people believe the character of Miranda Priestly, as played by Meryl Streep, in The Devil Wears Prada was inspired by the longtime U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief. However, Talley insisted that the film didn’t “reflect the real world” of the magazine.

“At Vogue, girls did not run down the halls in stiletto heels into Ms. Wintour’s office. No. They got it so wrong… Anna Wintour would never walk in and throw down her coat and handbag on a desk. No,” the 70-year-old shared, adding that he believed Streep did a “great job” in the movie. “It was a combination of Anna Wintour and (late Harper’s Bazaar editor) Liz Tilberis.”

While Talley’s book was originally set to debut in September, in light of renewed interest in his often-rocky professional relationship with Wintour in recent weeks, it will now begin hitting shelves on 19 May.

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Shanina Shaik pokes fun at New Year’s resolutions after tough year

Shanina Shaik has poked fun at reflective New Year’s resolutions after a tough 12 months.The Victoria’s Secret model parted ways with music star DJ Ruckus back in June after one year of marriage, with the Australian beauty filing for divorce a month la…

Shanina Shaik has poked fun at reflective New Year’s resolutions after a tough 12 months.

The Victoria’s Secret model parted ways with music star DJ Ruckus back in June after one year of marriage, with the Australian beauty filing for divorce a month later.

Yet, the 28-year-old was still able to take a playful dig at those who are sharing their typical New Year’s resolutions on social media, and took to Instagram to mock the reflective posts.

Sharing a meme which featured The Devil Wears Prada’s fictitious editor Miranda Priestley, played by Meryl Streep in the 2006 movie, looking unimpressed, the text read: “Let me guess? You’re going to cut all the toxic people out of your life, go to the gym, make more money, and focus on you in 2020?

“Groundbreaking,” it sarcastically concluded.

Following the breakdown of her marriage, Shanina’s year went from bad to worse when she broke the news that the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which she usually stars in, had been cancelled by bosses at the lingerie brand.

However, she’s been teasing fans on Instagram about a new mysterious man in her life, and previously opened up about how she felt she would never find love again.

“Reflecting on this year… I will admit this was the hardest year of my life. I was dealing with the biggest heartache. So many things I wish I could share with all of you, but I choose to keep my personal stories close to my heart and heal,” the brunette beauty wrote in November, before directly addressing her new beau. “I was broken… You took me by surprise and made me believe that a BEAUTIFUL love exists! It’s kind, supporting, romantic and friendly. You’re my best friend!”

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Anne Hathaway makes her own beauty products

Anne Hathaway likes to make her own beauty products in her free time. The Les Miserables star, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, makes a conscious effort to minimise her impact on the environment and, in a bid …

Anne Hathaway likes to make her own beauty products in her free time.

 The Les Miserables star, who is currently expecting her second child with husband Adam Shulman, makes a conscious effort to minimise her impact on the environment and, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste she contributes to the planet, she creates her own formulas and buys ingredients in eco-friendly containers.

 “I make my own products whenever possible (I try to buy the initial ingredients in non-plastic containers, which is harder than it should be) and store them in glass or biodegradable materials. Right now, I’m planning to make my own body shimmer,” she told Allure magazine, adding that the recent ingredients she has purchased include beeswax pellets, cocoa butter, and mica powder. 

 However, the 36-year-old still likes to splurge every once in a while, and her most expensive beauty buy of late has been a Japanese infrared-light face wand.

She also treats herself to Chantecaille’s Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask, which cost $195 (£160) for eight sets of under-eye masks, and while she acknowledges they’re “so expensive”, she insists they’re “truly, deeply brilliant”.  

 Her other purchases include CBD pills, which she picked up in Amsterdam, Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray, as well as Actinica Lotion sunscreen.  

 Elsewhere in the beauty chat, Hathaway confessed her biggest skin concerns were dryness, redness, and crow’s feet, and her biggest beauty regret was wearing a “brown Wet n Wild lip pencil with white lipstick because it’s what the seniors were doing.”  

 In terms of her onscreen looks, the brunette beauty loved having bangs to play Andy Sachs in The Devil Wear Prada and wishes she could have her character Maggie’s hair from Love & Other Drugs.  

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